Polis meets with Trump to secure coronavirus supplies

Colorado News

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the coronavirus response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

DENVER (AP) — Gov. Jared Polis says President Donald Trump has committed to sending 96,000 tests for the coronavirus to Colorado in the next couple of days.

Polis met with the president in the White House on Wednesday to seek federal support for Colorado’s response to the coronavirus and to try to secure additional testing supplies and personal protective equipment. The Democratic governor says the supplies will help the state reach its goal of testing at least 8,500 people a day. Meanwhile, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is expected to deliver masks and personal protective equipment to nursing homes and senior centers across the state Monday.

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